2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
We put on about 1500 miles on it so far. Great interior and exterior design. It's very quiet, more so than the CRV and RAV4.
It's very comfortable and smooth. There are blind spots, but if you pay attention and add a blind spot mirror (and actually turn your head to look like you're suppose to), then it's not that bad.
MPG is 18-22, 27-31 in the highway, with a 24 avg, depending on the condition. Had to replace the gas tank due to a melted hose,w which caused the gas pump to shut off thinking it's full, but no problem since. Overall, we're happy and satisfied with the car, but the long term eval is still to be determined.
Great design inside and out.
Very high tech.
MPG is actually very good.
Ride is smooth and comfortable.
You get a lot for the money.
Plenty of room inside for passengers and cargo.
Sufficient power even without the turbo (but you have to realize it's a 2.4L
Nice extra storage under the rear
cargo floor. We evaluated and test drove the CRV and
the new RAV4 as well, and we chose the SF.
Hondas and Toyotas are safe bets, but Hyundai has come a long way, so we decided to give it a try (best bang for the buck).
We're happy with our choice so far.
It's the first revised model, so some kinks need to be worked out, but nothing big..more of a personal preference.
I was very unhappy initially about the problem with the gas tank.
Since the replacement, we refilled the gas about 3 times, and no problem so far. The three steering mode is useless as we keep it in the sport mode, which is perfect (not too soft yet not too stiff).
They should get rid of that and replace it with something more useful like seat memory.
Voice command for GPS can get a bit frustrating, so I just use it manually so not a big concern.
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